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Hoya retusa

Regular price£14.00

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Useful Information

Plant Bio

Hoya retusa is part of the Apocynaceae family and its’ native range is W. India and E. Himalaya where it grows as an epiphytic subshrub primarily in the wet tropical biome. Leaves are thin with a slightly wider tip that is retuse in shape. Single flowers form from the ends of short pedicels, they are white with a pink-red corona. Hoya retusa reminds me of pine needles, they also look a little bit like a Rhipsalis.

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet is derived from Latin and refers to the ‘retused’ leaf-shape.

9cm potted plant in a coco husk plug with coco coir, coco chips, perlite and pine bark. We do not recommend removing the plant from the coco husk plug.

The picture shown is an example of what's in stock. You will receive a plant as close to the picture and description as possible.


Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. East facing or North-west window would work well. I grow this plant under grow lights at home and I’ve noticed the leaves are darker with a slight red tinge when exposed to more light but I wouldn’t say they sunstress in the typical way other Hoya do.

Water: Allow the potting mix to dry out at least halfway through before watering. The thinner leaves of Hoya retusa mean they won’t be able to store water as well as other Hoya.

Potting mix: Our potting mix would be ideal with some added coco chips.

Fertilising: Feed every couple of waterings with a well balanced fertiliser; you can further dilute fertiliser than the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: Day time temperatures of 15-25˚C, cooler night time temperature of 10-15˚C is thought to encourage blooming.

Humidity: 60% and above with good air circulation.

Hoya aren’t considered toxic, however, they may make your pet or child vomit if ingested, keep out of reach just to be safe.

For more information about Hoya, check out our blog.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

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Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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